Posted on September 10th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein
Minimally invasive surgery on patients with early-stage esophageal cancer produced survival rates similar to conventional open surgery, a retrospective comparison showed.
“Endoscopic therapy ... appears to be a reasonable alternative to esophagectomy in patients with mucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma," Kenneth K. Wang, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and co-authors concluded.
MedPage Today by Charles Bankhead 09/03/09
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